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Undrafted Calhoun Sends Tar Heels Packing

Published by on June 19, 2009

Prior to the beginning of the College World Series, Arizona State's portly left fielder Kole Calhoun was eagerly awaiting a phone call that never came.

Hoping to be drafted in the Major League  Baseball Amateur Draft, the Sun Devils' junior waited for three days and 50 rounds to learn he was not on the radar of any big league team.

With a chip on his shoulder, the left-hander decided to take out his frustrations on pitchers in Omaha, Neb., as Calhoun helped rally Arizona State from a four-run deficit to a 12-5 triumph over North Carolina on Thursday.

With the victory, the Sun Devils eliminated the Tar Heels and are one of four teams remaining in the College World Series. Arizona State meets top-ranked and undefeated Texas on Friday at 7 p.m. The Sun Devils have to beat the Longhorns twice in order to advance to the best-of-three championship series.

In the other bracket, undefeated Louisiana State entertains fellow Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas at 2 p.m. The Razorbacks have to beat the Tigers twice in order to advance.

In Arizona State's game against North Carolina, Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and six RBI. He a...

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